Qatar to reopen Doha International Airport ahead of FIFA World Cup, Nagaland launches unique initiative to promote off-road tourism and more in top stories of the day.
Doha International Airport to reopen ahead of FIFA World Cup
The almost dormant Doha International Airport, which was out of action for the longest time, will soon reopen, and just in time for the FIFA World Cup. The move is expected to ease the pressure on Hamad International Airport, currently Doha’s only international airport.
FIFA World Cup 2022 is expected to bring in millions of fans to the country from all over the world. Several carriers from around the world have started to sell tickets to Doha airport. Some of the more known names are Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways, UAE’s flydubai, Oman’s SalaamAir and Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines. Also, several airlines from Dubai, Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia will run more than 100 shuttles to and from Doha International Airport, mostly carrying fans of the teams.
Nagaland launches unique initiative to promote off-road tourism
As per the reports, Nagaland Tourism has started a first-of-its-kind initiative to promote offroad-based tourism, and has roped in Wander Beyond Boundaries (WBB) the extreme terrain travel pioneers to curate ‘Nagaland Off Road’ and turn it into a reality.
In view of spreading tourism footprint beyond the known hubs of Dimapur and Kohima, and capture the unique culture and dramatic landscape in the interiors, ‘Nagaland Offroad’ will become the one-stop-shop for the discerning traveller who is keen to explore and gain experience and unadulterated truth of remote area travel. Reports have it that the trails and routes curated have been mapped out thoroughly, which will offer travellers a unique way to experience the land, the people, and their lifestyle.
Taiwan to resume visa free entry for visitors from some countries
Taiwan will resume visa free entry for visitors from countries including the United States and Canada from next week, the government said on Monday, as it continues to ease controls put in place to contain the spread of Covid-19. Taiwan had kept its entry and quarantine rules in place as large parts of the rest of Asia have relaxed or lifted them completely, though in June it cut the number of days spent in isolation for arrivals to three from seven previously.
The decision was made based on the fact that most countries around the world have already reopened their borders and resumed pre-pandemic border measures and the need to balance epidemic prevention, economic and social activities and international exchanges. Before the pandemic, Taiwan was a popular tourist destination for mainly Asian visitors, with Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia the most important markets.
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